A sociologist by training, Sébastien Arcand has been teaching management at HEC Montréal since 2005. He serves as the coordinator of the economic and labour market integration program for the Immigration et Métropoles (IM) research centre and is the co-director of a research program on the economic, social and urban integration of immigrants administered by the Centre d’études ethniques des universités montréalaises (CEETUM). Among his key focuses are interethnic social connections at the organizational level and the relationship management imperatives they entail.
His research touches on how entrepreneurial practices are shared among Montreal’s ethnic minorities and the job-related challenges facing newcomers in various sectors of the Quebec economy. He delivers several of his lectures in Spanish, both at HEC Montréal and in Latin America (Colombia). He also works as a corporate consultant specializing in intercultural management practices in Quebec and Europe. In addition, he has published a number of reports for various organizations, including the OECD, the Ministère de l’Immigration, de la Diversité et de l’Inclusion du Québec and Canada Economic Development.